| Hyderabad |
November 24, 2020 12:00:25 pm
To offer livelihood and employment to fishermen and stop them from migrating to different states in the hunt for work, the Andhra Pradesh authorities has launched 25 aqua hubs and 4 fishing harbours to encourage fishing exercise. Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy has stated that regardless of having the second-longest shoreline of 974 km, fishermen migrate to different states on account of lack of amenities and in some situations, they have been caught in worldwide waters and have been jailed in different nations.
Final 12 months, a number of fishermen from Srikakulam and Vizianagaram, who have been engaged on fishing boats in Gujarat, have been detained by a neighbouring nation and have been launched after a number of months in jail.
The Chief Minister laid the muse stones nearly for the fishing harbours and aqua hubs and building work will start from December 15 after the bidding course of is full.
The 4 harbours are to be constructed at an estimated price of Rs 1,510 crores at Juvvaladinne in Nellore district, Uppada in East Godavari, Nizampatnam in Guntur, and Machilipatnam in Krishna district. The 25 aqua hubs, one in every Parliamentary constituency space, will encourage aquaculture, contemporary water fish farming, aqua product bazaars, and storage and advertising and marketing amenities. 4 different fishing harbours are proposed to be developed at a later stage and they’re going to cater to over 7 lakh fishermen of the state.
Fisheries Minister S Appalaraju stated that the improved amenities will enhance marine merchandise catch by over 3 lakh tonnes and supply direct and oblique employment to 50,000 to 80,000 individuals. The state will make investments about Rs 3,500 crores to develop the aqua hubs and the extra 4 harbours.
In 2019-20, as fishermen misplaced their livelihoods because of the lockdown and Covid-19 protocols and ban on fishing throughout monsoon, the state authorities launched a scheme to offer Rs 4,000 as compensation to them however elevated the quantity to Rs 10,000 per fishermen which was paid on to their accounts. About 1.02 lakh fishermen benefitted from the scheme. The federal government had elevated the gasoline subsidy for fishing boats from Rs 6 to Rs 9 per litre which may be redeemed immediately at 87 recognised petrol bunks and in addition supplied energy at Rs 1.50 per unit and the entire subsidy of Rs 720 Crore is borne by the federal government. In case of unintended demise, the State has enhanced the ex gratia from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 10 lakh to help the bereaved household.
Fisheries Division Particular Chief Secretary Poonam Malkondaiah stated the state authorities has recruited 794 individuals as fisheries assistants in Village Secretariats to help fishermen and aqua farmers. The AP Fish feed Act and Aquaculture Growth Authority have been shaped to have high quality aqua merchandise which are freed from fertilizers and chemical compounds. For the primary time, the State has arrange 35 aqua labs with a value of Rs 50 crores to examine the standard of aqua merchandise. Earlier, for any testing, aqua farmers from Krishna district used to go all the best way to Kakinada on account of lack of lab amenities. The AP Fisheries College could be arrange within the West Godavari district to offer professional coaching in aquaculture. The work would start in a few months.
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